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Latest update : 2014-01-20

Gay Rights: Africa's anti-gay backlash (part 2)

This week we learned Nigeria had banned gay marriage, gay groups and gay signs of public affection. Last month Uganda's parliament sent a bill to the president's desk that would make homosexuality itself punishable by life in prison. While the West increasingly adopts same-sex marriage, why the growing backlash on the African continent?

Watch our special report in full: Cameroon: Where being gay is a crime

Produced and prepared by Anelise Borges, Haxie Meyers-Belkin and Christopher Davis

By François PICARD

Our guests

Joseph AKORO

Nigerian human rights activist and former director, Initiative for Equal Rights in Nigeria

Thomas FOUQUET LAPAR

International spokesperson for LGBT

Issa Tchiroma BAKARY

Cameroonian Minister of Communication

Marc PERELMAN

French politics specialist

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2014-09-19 Islamic State (IS)

The World This Week

In The World This Week: Scotland says no to independence, U.S. and France deploy troops in Iraq and West Africa, India's Prime Minister Modi makes a landmark visit to China.

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2014-09-18 UK

Scotland Referendum: Will They Stay or Will They Go?

This Thursday Scots are answering the simple question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" All day on Thursday there have been long lines outside polling stations as the...

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2014-09-18 French politics

Hollande Press Conference: French President Tackles Record Unpopularity

With the French president's popularity at a record low, and after a vitriolic kiss-and-tell book by former first lady Valérie Trierweiler, François Hollande this Thursday faced...

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2014-09-17 referendum

If Scotland Says 'Aye': Polls Say Indpendence Referendum Too Close to Call

It's too close to call. On Thursday, Scotland decides whether or not to sever ties with London, ties that date back over 300 years. Momentum has swung both ways in the final week...

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2014-09-17 Scottish independence

If Scotland Says 'Aye': Polls Say Independence Referendum Too Close to Call (part 2)

It's too close to call. On Thursday, Scotland decides whether or not to sever ties with London, ties that date back over 300 years. Momentum has swung both ways in the final week...

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